Fort Bend County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2018:787,858More data
Estimate 2017:766,136 
Estimate 2016:743,303 
Estimate 2015:715,067 
Estimate 2014:684,345 
Estimate 2013:652,050 
Estimate 2012:624,926 
Estimate 2011:606,063 
Census 2010:585,375More data
Census 2000:354,452More data
Population of the County Seat (Richmond)
Census 2010:11,679 
Census 2000:11,081 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Arcola city:2,492 
Beasley city:663 
Fairchilds village:1,224 
Fulshear city:11,990 
Houston city (pt.):41,806 
Katy city (pt.):2,159 
Kendleton city:397 
Meadows Place city:4,617 
Missouri City city (pt.):68,432 
Needville city:3,077 
Orchard city:407 
Pearland city (pt.):1,021 
Pleak village:1,611 
Richmond city:12,033 
Rosenberg city:38,061 
Simonton city:879 
Stafford city (pt.):18,003 
Sugar Land city:118,600 
Thompsons town:337 
Weston Lakes city:3,820 
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:861.5More data
Water Area:23.9More data
Total Area:885.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:679.50More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:94.46More data
Percent Rural:5.54More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:24.7%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:55.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:21.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:20.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:32.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:20.2%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.5%More data
65 and Older:11.1%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:36.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$57,540More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$45,333,473,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$91,661More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:10.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:89.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:45.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$51,859More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$50,877 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$49,710 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$51,364 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$51,766 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.445000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$85,053,198,282More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$67,050,642,958More data
Total Actual Levy:$298,375,361More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$N/AMore data
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:22.355More data
US Highways:46.997More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:86.637More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:209.138More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.302More data
Frontage Roads:70.161More data
On-System Subtotal:439.590More data
City Streets:1,115.403More data
Certified County Roads:1,763.541More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:13.778More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,892.722More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:3,332.312More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:138.015More data
US Highways:164.318More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:292.796More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:497.084More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:8.604More data
Frontage Roads:146.411More data
On-System Subtotal:1,247.228More data
City Streets:2,430.164More data
Certified County Roads:3,647.468More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:44.604More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:6,122.236More data
County Total:7,369.464More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Fort Bend County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Fort Bend County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Fort Bend County»

Special Districts in Fort Bend County.
School Districts in Fort Bend County.
History of City Tax Rates in Fort Bend County.

Airports in Fort Bend County.
Hospitals in Fort Bend County.
Prisons in Fort Bend County.